Well, here I am finally!!! I don't know what overcame me. I just felt like I had nothing to say for a few weeks. So, here are some random things that have been going on. Above is a card made by my friend Jane. She surprised me at work with it. Absolutely gorgeous! and so sweet!
On Tuesday night Jane and I went over to my friend Linda's house. She is my Stamping Up demonstrator. She designed the card above for us to make. It is beyond brilliant! I especially love the long and narrow size of it.
The vintage cards that are seen throughout the rest of this post were purchased at our town's flea market. Jane and I had a table at the flea market where we sold stuff that was cluttering up our homes. I made $200! Wahoo! I am using my money to buy the Zutter Bind-It-All Version 2.0. Have you seen these? It is a little machine that you can use to make your own little books. It punches the holes and then helps you put a spiral coil on. I am so hepped up about this. I plan to take old, falling apart books and strip the pages out of them. Then I will use the front cover and back cover, put new interesting pages of scrapbook paper, maps, blank cardstock in and make journals. I have had this idea for 2 years! Last time I visited my Dad we went to all the places on Bainbridge Island that might be able to help me do this and came up empty handed. Finally, a solution has been found. I am pretty positive this is the solution at least. The cool thing is that my Dad is really great at getting the edges and seams of the book covers in really good shape. So it will be our project together. I will send him the gutted books and he will get them ready for me to bind.
Another new thing I have been into is Italian singers. One day at an antique shop Jane and I heard some great music. We asked what it was and were told it was Mario Frangoulis.....Right away I requested his CD from the library. While looking up his music I stumbled upon two other singers, Alessandro Safina and Vittorio. This is some really fun music. It is like Italian opera with a pop twist.
We are getting ready to have our guest bathroom remodeled starting Monday. I am happy that we are doing this; but I am worried about our cats and all of that disruption with noise, etc. Also this weekend we have to strip the wallpaper off in that room and I am dreading that. Any tips about cats, construction and wallpaper removal are welcome.
I will try not to be gone so long in between posts! Thanks for sticking with me people!
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